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Jan 31, 2013 7:30pm PST
anything. commissioner avalos. >> thank you chair campos. i'm going to be brief because you mentioned a lot of things i want to mention. thank you for your great service and dedication to the city and county of san francisco, and transportation. your mark is been made in the city. i share the same sentiment about the staff, and the level of expertise in helping us make decisions and move forward on a number of key projects. i want to say thank you for your great service and wish you all the best. you have many years ahead of you to explore music, and your loved ones and i wish you all the best. >> colleagues, any other comments? one we now go to mr. moscovitch. >> good morning chairman and commissioners. i am honored to have been asked back. i am at the tail end of the flu, my voice is low. i appreciate your comments mr. chairman. i will give you a couple of observations. first of all the city and the challenges it brings is way too complex for a single person to ever be able to make a mark. this is an excellent example where teamwork is needed; there has been amazing teamwork with my
Feb 26, 2013 2:30pm PST
out and sharing with me your comments. i verb appreciate it. >> supervisor avalos. >> thank you. i will be pretty much echoing the comments of supervisor carmen chu. i do want to thank people for coming here and expressing their interest and keeping the current structure for the garages. i just feel that i haven't really heard real tangible benefits that are quantifiable that i could really support. i think that there's ways of things have been done that we would like to continue, but i don't think it's necessarily the reason why i want to be able to support something going forward without looking at how we can actually create better structures for our garages overall under the mta. so, i will be voting no on this. i'm sure we'll be in the minority with supervisor carmen chu, which is a good day to be in the minority with you. [laughter] >> any further discussion? trowel call vote. >> on item 15, supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? a
Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
commissioner john avalos as chair before you. is there a second? seconded by commissioner weiner. any other nominations for chair? seeing none, why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of other public like to speak on this nomination or election please come forward. >> again, every year we give an opportunity to one of you supervisors, to represent our city. i would like to offer a suggestion. the focus on the seniors. i even attended a meeting in our district with ms. abner james, so you know i am doing due diligence. she happens to be the chair the senior commission. the seniors in our city need some extra help when it comes to transportation. simple things like even getting a clipper card; notices have been sent; when the seniors go to [indiscernible] wait in line, sent to 27a, assigned again to 11s to find out that is where they can get a clipper cart. little things like that. you may think this comes under the jurisdiction of the mta; it comes under the jurisdiction of all supervisors so they represent seniors fairly. i hope in general of having a strategy to impr
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
avalos likes to know where the stats come from. it was from a unifamreport called "not a minute more." and it has been cited throughout the world. thank you. >> thank you very much. are there any other memberswish to comment on items no. 4 and 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. [ gavel ] supervisor avalos? >> >> thank you, chair. i always fertilize to turn the microphone on the thank you, chair farrell and appreciate the district attorney and public defender and budget analyst and all the work in our office and i know we're operating with scarce resources and we have huge demand on our efforts and skill and i want to acknowledge that moving forward. i want to thank a lot of advocates and people working day in and day out to fight against domestic violence. working with victims and their families, that work is often not recognized as it should be in the city and the contributions that you are making are great and save lives. thank you for your presence today. i have long been someone who has been try saying that the city needs to be do more to support domestic violence victi
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
fair and process to select our executive director. i believe that commissioner avalos will be able to handily take the wheel and help us usher and addresses key issues that i've outlined today. thank you. >> thank you commissioner, before i turn to commissioner wiener, i want to ask if there is any other member of the public who like to say something else on this item? public comment on this is closed. commissioner wiener. >>i'm happy to support commissioner avalos as chair. sometimes something to get lost in the debates is that even though we have areas of disagreement but often get a lot of attention, a lot of press coverage because anytime you have a big dispute at city hall that is likely to get the attention, in reality when it comes to transportation policy in the city, the vast majority of what we do and what we need is completely not controversial when working together on getting high speed rail, transit, that we get adequate funding from muni, improving pedestrian safety, bicycle roads, we have broad consensus. i know that our chair campos, we are proof in the pudding
Feb 27, 2013 9:30pm PST
. is there a second to that? seconded by supervisor avalos. colleagues, any objection, with a motion to continue? this item will be continued to two weeks. why don't we move to the rules committee recommendations. item 25. >> item 25 is a motion reappointing supervisor david campos, term ending january 31, 25 20* 15 to the golden gate bridge highway and transportation district board of directors. >> colleagues, we have a motion to excuse supervisor campos, excused -- motion by supervisor avalos, seconded by supervisor mar without objection. supervisor campos is excused. roll call vote on the motion to approve. >> on item 25, supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor weaner? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. president chiu? chiu aye. supervisor chu? chu aye. there are 10 ayes. >> the motion is approved. next item. >> item 26 is a motion is pointing supervisor scott wiener term ending january 31, 2015, to the golden gate bridge highway transportation distr
Feb 14, 2013 3:30pm PST
item would be for any kind of maintenance like that? >> not at this time, supervisor avalos. certainly as we're working through those issues can provide that to the committee, to all of the supervisors. >> great, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> colleagues, any further questions? okay. at this point like to open up to public comment. are there any members of the public who wish to comment on item number 12? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues? >> thank you. we can forward to the mayor's office for consideration for the budget. >> that's correct. >> and i am supportive of actually the youth commission having the full staffing that we haven't had in a number of years. and i think that all of our offices have really benefited from the great work of the youth commission over the past few years and i think having the flexibility with better staffing would be helpful. >> thank you. >> okay. so, we can make a motion to send this to the mayor's office? >> yes. >> so moved. >> okay. we can do that without opposition. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. mr. clerk, do we have any
Feb 9, 2013 4:00am PST
. madam clerk if you would call roll. >> president campos. >> present. >> commissioner avalos. >> commissioner schmeltzer. absent. >> commissioner mar. commissioner pimentel. >> if i may i know with commissioner pimentel there is an illness and if we could excuse here. >> okay. mr. chair, we have a quorum. >> before we start we would like to thank the clerk linda wong and acknowledge the sfgtv staff for covering the meeting today. madam clerk if you can please call item two. >> item two is election of the chairperson and the vice-chairperson for 2013. >> okay colleagues this is something that we do every year at the local agency formation commission, and i've had the honor of serving in the capacity of chair of lafco for the last two years following the tenure of then commissioner that was before me and it has been an exciting time for me, a fruitful two years, and the most important thing of course that happened in the last two years is the fact that we got approval of the community choice aggregation program by the board of supervisors, and i want to thank the interim execu
Feb 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
the 26th, 2013. madam clerk, would you please call the roll? >> yes, mr. president. supervisor avalos? avalos present. supervisor breed? breed present. supervisor campos? campos present. president chiu? present. supervisor chu? chu present. supervisor cohen? cohen present. supervisor farrell? farrell present. supervisor kim? kim absent. supervisor mar? mar absent. supervisor wiener? wiener present. supervisor yee? yee present. mr. president, there is a quorum. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join us in the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have copies of the january 15th, 2013 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those anixctionv motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor farrell. without objection, those minutes are approved. madam clerk, any communications? >> i have no communications, mr. president. >> and could you read our consent agenda items 1 through
Feb 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
this body is that we have a lot of talent and i've had the honor of working with vice chair avalos in the last two years and it's been an honor and pleasure to serve with him, and i think that he has all of the qualities, expertise, temperament, ability to do a great job as chair of this body, so with that in mind it is my pleasure and honor to nominate commissioner john avalos to be the next chairperson. >> and i second that. >> all right. are there any other nominations? commissioner avalos. >> thank you. and thank you for your confidence and i will accept the nomination and i would like to acknowledge your great work on the committee, on lafco and the commission, especially the approve of cleanpower sf which i see is one of the most landmark pieces of work, legislation that we have done in recent years at the board and at lafco together, and i would want to count on your work and expertise and your knowledge and serving as vice chair of this commission will be very helpful for me and the commission overall to make sure we have good continuity of your work so i would like to no
Feb 26, 2013 7:00pm PST
testament to your leadership. thank you. >> supervisor avalos. >> supervisor chu, congratulations. i was wondering when this is actually going to happen, when you would become an assessor. it was foretold months ago, but i think it's a good position for you to be going to. i've been very, very impressed with you the moment i met you when we actually were on an interview on television debating the budget, a very strange budget i was trying to defend. and you were trying to hold onto the budget that mayor newsome put together. and despite, you know, our difference on the budget, i was really impressed with you where you came from shall and where you've been, and just your poise, the grace you have about you. and then you later were appointed supervisor. and it was really great to see coming in how you were able to move and grow in the position. and the past couple years i've seen you on the board have been quite amazing to see just how you have been able to carry out the most intense decisions of the city, in budget committee. and i felt that you had a very fair process about how you p
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
to the budget analyst report. >> madam chair and supervisor avalos, we have our conclusions shown on page 18 of our report. and we state that based on the term sheet provisions, the budget and legislative analyst estimates that the port would receive revenues over the 66-year term future ground lease or an estimated value of $15.7 million. we also report that the estimated net present value of rent revenues in the port would be less than 15.7 million if project costs are higher or tenant rents are lower than estimated in the preliminary pro forma financial analysis. orton is currently conducting a detailed evaluation of the 20th street historic building site and developing a more refined sign plan and cost estimate of the project. the proposed term sheet requires orton to submit a complete underwriting package with detailed estimates of the total project cost, financing costs and expected lease rates to the port to be used for negotiated a lease disposition and development agreement. we also report that the pro posetioned 20th street historic building project would yield annual estimated tax
Feb 10, 2013 3:30am PST
as supervisor avalos said. i'm supportive of supervisor chiu's recommendations to reduce the attorney criminal civil position from 4 to 3 and reducing the district attorney investigator request from 3 to 2. i think that is a good balance from what supervisor avalos has mentioned and what our president has said. and it still provides significant support for our district attorney's office, especially in family violence and support services, but especially to the community-based organizations and our commission on the status of women. and their over 13 years' of great work since the tragic death of clare joyce tempongko. so i am hoping that we're supportive of this compromise as we move forward to support your communities and reduce domestic violence. i also just wanted to say thank you for reminding us for v-day for february 14th and i'm hoping that all of our communities participate. >> thank you, supervisor mar and i likewise, just to add a few comments, i want to thank everyone who came here today to district attorney gascon, miss duberry and to the public defender's office and the budget an
Feb 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
by supervisor eric mar, the vice-chair and supervisor avalos and joined by board president david chiu. i would like to thank the members of sfgovtv, who are covering this meeting and also the clerk of the board, victor young. mr. clerk, do we have any announcements? >> yes, please silence all cell phones and electronic devices and completed speaker cards and copies of any documents to be include as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the february 12th, board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated >> thank you, mr. clerk, would you call item no. 1. >> ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code section 14b.2 and related provisions to increase contracting opportunities to certified public utilities commission local business enterprise and to make corresponding technical changes >> thank you very much, president chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair and colleagues, i appreciate your consideration of the legislation in us today to continue changes to our city's local business enterprise ordinance to increase contracting opport
Feb 8, 2013 7:30am PST
you. >> commissioner campos. >> thank you chair avalos and again congratulations on your election as chair and i also note with a new board of supervisors coming in there are a couple of vacancies on the commission i hope will be filled shortly and we have some pretty talented newly elected members of the board they hope will serve on this body and we look forward to that. i wanted to ms. hale to follow up on a couple of things and thank you again for all your work. thank your staff. in terms of the rate setting process one of the concerns i have and maybe you can shed light on this, if i may through the chair, in terms of recouping the amounts of reserves that are going to be used here my understanding is there is some flexibility in how much is recoupd and depending how you use that flexibility that could impact rates so i am wondering if you could say something about that and what the thinking is around that issue? >> yes. you will recall when the board considered the program in august the board directed us to -- i can't quote the language, but the basic message was to the
Feb 9, 2013 4:30am PST
item to look at from a supervisor's office and working with supervisor avalos we looked at what is good. the first one started out as appointment to commissions. in discussions with supervisor avalos there was interest to expand that and possibly turn this not just appointments to commissions but how -- when elected positions become open how does the process look compared to other jurisdictions and places around the country? so we expanded that topic. that is something that can be done in house by staff on this. the next item was jobs in the tech sector. after further discussion with supervisor avalos who brought this item up it was determined maybe hold off on this and revisit it in the future if something new comes up on that subject. >> i believe supervisor kim on the board of supervisors is looking at that issue and holding a public hearing on it. >> correct. so we will wait until something comes out of that process. tree maintenance and landscaping performed by the city. there is a meeting next week of a bunch of different stakeholders between city government and community
Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >>> supervisor avalos, avalos present. breed present. supervisor campus poes present. president chiu, chiu present. chu present, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. madame clerk are there any communications. >>> there are no communications mr. president. >> and could you read read our consent genta. items one-18 are considered routine and if a member objects a an item may be ri moved and considered separately. >> colleagues would anyone like to sever any of these items, camp poes aye. supervisor chu, sprfer cohen, aye? a. supervisor farrell, aye, supervisor kim? , kim aye, supervisor mar, mar aye, supervisor
Feb 26, 2013 6:30pm PST
absent. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. president true? chiu aye? supervisor chu? chu aye. there are 10 ayes. >> item passes. madam clerk, if you can please call the next item. >> item 36 is a resolution opposing the indefinite detention provisions of the national defense authorization act. >> president chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair. colleagues, i appreciate your consideration of this resolution. as you know, i don't offer -- i don't often offer resolutions that impact federal matters, but when i learned about the indefinite detention provisions and the national defense authorization act, i frankly was so offended and so surprised at them that i thought it was important that we as a city speak up on this issue. and we will be joining in solidarity states, counties, and municipalities around the country at this moment. i believe we would be the 17th city to support this if that were the case and the will of this body today. the national defense authorization act, the specific
Feb 28, 2013 1:00am PST
. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. president chiu? chiu aye. supervisor chu? chu aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the resolution passes. and, colleagues, i have circulated to all of you except to supervisor chu a resolution commending and honoring her for her distinguished service as a supervisor of the city and county of san francisco in her last day as supervisor. i have a feeling that different colleagues will have things to say, but i think from my perspective, today is a bitter sweet day. we know she is leaving. we know she is not going to go far, and we look forward to her bringing in millions of dollars of property tax revenue so we can figure out how to spend it. but i first want to start by reading some excerpts from this resolution and i want to take a moment and thank her incredible staff, kenny blackstone and soon to be supervisor katie tang with whom we look forward to serving together, who helped to draft what i think is an outstanding resolution. and just a couple points from it. whereas supervisor carmen chu has served the
Feb 6, 2013 11:30am PST
supervisor avalos, i share the concerns about the source of the funding, but it makes up for a little bit of the obesity-causing problems by the company that is sponsoring this. at least it's making up for allowing some of our youth to have active lifetimes and for our rec and park department to have much more support. so i'm supportive of this accept and expend and thank you to supervisor farrell for sponsoring it. >> thank you, supervisor mar and thank the rec and park department and park alliance and coca-cola. i think it's a great example of fill an philanthropy. is we'll send forward to the board without opposition. >> mr. clerk could you call item no. 3? >> item no. 3, ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code by adding section 16.702 and 16.29-7.6 to mandate payment to the city employees to offset federal income taxation on health insurance premiums for their same-sex spouses or same-sex domestic partners and to exclude such payments from the computation of compensation under the san francisco employees' retirement system. colleagues this legislation mandates pa
Jan 31, 2013 10:30pm PST
in the bart system. >> okay, okay. >> thank you. >> supervisor avalos? >> just a quick question. just a quick question. mr. rose touched upon it, that the feeder agreement, he described i think he said voluntary. and historically how does that agreement come about? no one really describes anything where there is a payment made as voluntary. so, i'm a little bit surprised by that wording and how did this agreement first come about, what was the rationale behind it and policy objective? >> it predates me. back in 1987 there was a decision made regionally that bart should contribute to sfmta for the bringing the riders to the bart system. and, so, it has continued to that date. and as mr. lee said, it was to be raised on the number of connecting riders. but there was i guess the available -- the data was not able to be collected. so, the metropolitan transportation commission changed the formula to be linked to sales tax. which is somewhat reflective of the economy and the level of rider ship and the health of the bay area as the economy does better sales tax goes up, ridership goes up. and as i
Feb 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
supervisor avalos and i sit on is a new building we'll all be relocating to. it's the air board, the mtc that supervisors wiener and campos sit on, but also bcdc, the conservation entity and others will be relocating together to 390 main over the next couple of years. but that's the important project that relocates the building from oakland to san francisco. but i just wanted to say that it's been a pleasure to serve on these regional bodies and i look forward to supporting my colleagues that have just joined other regional bodies. also, i have a resolution that i'm introducing today that will help increase pedestrian safety along 19th avenue and i'm proud that supervisor norman yee who championed pedestrian safety is joining me in introducing this resolution. it's to support the passage of senate bill 2 19in the california state legislature, san francisco streets, as many of us know, * need to be a safe place for everyone and the city's goals are well known that we're trying to reduce serious pedestrian accidents by 25% by the year 2016 and by 50% by the year 2021. but we have a long w
Feb 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> thank you, supervisor yee. supervisor avalos. >> thank you, madam clerk. as we know, it's black history month and i'm delighted today to offer a commendation to a worker in my district. black history month is a great celebration, but we have to do so much more as a city to really support our african-american community. just this last weekend in my district, we lost another african-american man, a young man named lawrence collins. he was 18 years old. he was someone who grew up his whole life in lakeview neighborhood as it's often called in my district. he was found at the rec center on the playground of the rec senterra round 6:30 at night. i can't imagine a workplace that shows how we as a city have not really made our parks and our communities safe. than someone being gunned down in a rec center. * this young man has been a member of many community-based organizations and gotten support from the city and he's recognized that support over the years that he's gotten. and while we provide individuals with experience and opportunity, we don't provide that type of experience and opportunit
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
wetener from the airport. >> good morning, chair chu, supervisor avalos. [speaker not understood]. the airport is here seeking your retroactive approval for four leases with cingular, sprint-nextel, verizon and t-mobile to continue to provide cellular services to our passengers at cfo. at this time we're also requesting approval for modification to extend three of the four leases for an additional five years. * sfo the current leases with the cellular providers were approved by the airport commission in 2009 for an original term of five years. staff inadvertently neglected to bring the leases to the board at that time. it was determined that the nature of the cellular service leases did not lend itself to selecting one provider through an exclusive lease. therefore any cellular license service provider were invite today provide service at the airport as long as it was determined they met all of the city and county of san francisco contract requirements. and i believe that it was this unusual process that may have led to some confusion over whether or not board approval was requi
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